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Katherine looks forward to first Croc Festival.



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Nigel Scullion

Country Liberal Party Senator for the Northern Territory Phone 08 89813567 Fax 08 89813022 _____________________________________________________________________

4 August 2004

KATHERINE LOOKS FORWARD TO FIRST CROC FESTIVAL

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The Katherine community is looking forward to its first ever Croc Festival. Croc Festivals help provide a health boost for children living in remote and rural areas by teaching them the benefits of a healthy, alcohol and drug free environment in a fun and exciting way.

The Australian Government is right behind the Croc Festivals, which let young Territorians celebrate their traditional and contemporary culture in an entertaining, memorable and involving way. The activities reinforce the efforts of family, school and our community to encourage young people to make positive decisions about their health and lifestyle.

"This is the seventh year the Australian Government has supported Croc Festivals and I am pleased to be a part of this great initiative" said Senator Scullion.

Croc Festivals give our students the chance to create their own production from concept to final live performance to an audience of their peers, families, and community. The festivals encourage young students to attend school more regularly and to lead healthy, positive lifestyles without misusing alcohol or consuming tobacco, illicit drugs or other volatile substances.

Students’ performances are staged in the evenings, while day-time activities include health and career expos, role modelling workshops, sports clinics and performing and creative arts workshops.

The work and effort each young person puts into their Croc Festival performance is an opportunity to learn more about themselves, recognise their skills and abilities and develop more self-confidence. Performing also fosters a strong sense of pride, achievement and cultural connection.

Students at the events are encouraged by the motto ‘Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture’.

Katherine’s Croc Festival will be held on Tuesday 3 August to Thursday 5 August 2004.

Media contact: Lisa MacLean 0419 641282